As herbivores, Philippine spotted deer feed on grasses, leaves and buds.
In the wild, they live in rainforests of the Visayan Islands, Philippines
They have spotted fur which helps them camouflage and gives them their name!
The Philippine spotted deer is the most threatened deer species in the world!
But they have no surviving predators in their current habitat. Their biggest threat today is humans who hunt them. They have rotating ears scan for sounds in their surroundings, this allows them to stay alert for any potential danger.
They have sharp hooves which help them run on dense forest floors and grasslands and their spotted fur helps them camouflage.
Males are larger than females and use their thick antlers to spar over females, they also “roar” to challenge rival males during breeding season. Female Philippine spotted deer do not grow antlers, making the species sexually dimorphic.
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